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Bower Anchor

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An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. There are two: one called the best bower, and the other the small bower. (To rhyme with flower.)

“Starboard being the best bower, and port the small bower.”—Smyth: Sailor’s Word-book.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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